EPISODE #058 BY FRANZ ALICE STERN

12/14/2015

Franz is a 25 year old Italian DJ and Music Producer, currently living in Berlin. He started studying musical theory at the age of four, but his passion for music means that he is constantly improving and learning new artistic skills.
Chopin, Mozart, Liszt and Bach were crucial for his artistic growth and he now draws inspiration from these classical musicians' work. Playing music and composing tracks quickly became Franz's religion, who, in time, has become appreciated for his style (deep / progressive house but also with vintage sounds) and for his skills behind the decks. 
Now, he usually composes deep, tech house and techno tracks, but he also enjoys "vintage" and "electro" mixes such as remixing tracks by famous and emerging artists in an old school style.
In August, 2013 he released his first EP “K8” on the german label Trapez Ltd (Traum), that in two days reached #46 place on Beatport top 100. K8, the main track, has been played and supported by many artists and has also been included in the Trapez Ltd selection mixed by Pavel Petrov.
Just a few months later, Franz released his second EP on Poesie Musik, a division of the famous label Get Physical Music. The main track, To survive has been played by several artists and even on BBC Radio 1 (UK).
This year, he has already released on Traum, Get Physical and Parquet as well as remixes for Fritz Kalkbrenner and Alle Farben, with a few more releases expected before the end of the year.
Aside from producing new tracks, Franz is building his reputation by playing in clubs both in Berlin and in the rest of Europe.



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EPISODE #057 BY MANTU

11/30/2015

It started in the 90ties when MANTU was doing his first parties in Berlin. Mostly illegal raves with his friends and first guest deejays from the techno scene. When he started at Universal Music as a promoter and later A&R he expanded is international network and build up is reputation as a crazy and music loving expert. 
The next steps had been own remixes and later productions with releases on Great Stuf and Kittball. In Berlin he founded two underground clubs (ZPYZ & Octagon) to celebrate with his crew. Later he took over Get Physical and managed the label for three years, at this time he developed his sound at Studio Kreuzberg and released on Kindisch and Get Phyiscal Music his latest releases. You might know his sets from Get Physical Radio, where he blasted listeners with playfull vibes in his sets with global audience. 
Right now he founded his own label „With Compliments“ together with his fomer Get Physical colleague and friend Martin Runge. A place to create his own deep and groovy definition of electronic music.



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EPISODE #056 BY BARBUR

11/16/2015

Founder and A&R of Barbur Room, Marco Barbiero - aka Barbur - is an eclectic and creative artist. He’s born & raised in Puglia (Apulia), in the south of Italy, where he was considered a little "enfant prodige" around the turn of the Millennium.
Marco in his career has shared the dj booth with some big international djs, like Marshall Jefferson, Ralph Falcon, Tedd Patterson, Roger Sanchez, Duce Martinez, Hector Romero, Skin, Satoshi Tomiie and others in many venues in Italy.
These amazing artists formed his musical background and his music today moves between house & techno sound, often wandering in the dark side of electronic music.
Fine music lover and web designer, Barbur splits his time between Lecce and Berlin, where he founded Barbur Room in 2014, collecting vinyls and making grow his record collection (cd & vinyls).
Recently Marco has remixed “Nunchaku” by Simina Grigoriu on her new own label Kuukou Records, making his debut on Kuukou Family, and he made also an own new EP, "Under Conditions", with two awesome remixes by Alex Kennon and Claude Monnet.



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EPISODE #055 BY BEN TEUFEL

11/02/2015

Music, Music & Music! The power which keeps my motor running. A world without music would be devastating for me! That's why i spend most of my time working, listening and discovering new music. 
Mixing and producing for the last couple of years has become such a big part of my live and i truely enjoy every second of it. 
Developing my own label Antura Records for the past two years was a lot of fun and of course plenty of hard work. I gotten to know some really great persons during that time and looking forward to meet many interesting people in the future. 
Hopefully Antura will continue to grow and thrive for years to come behind all the love and passion i put into this project.



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EPISODE #054 BY SOUL BUTTON

10/05/2015

Since giving birth to Steyoyoke in 2012, Soul Button has spent a lot of time breathing life into this label. As the heart and soul of Steyoyoke, his producing skills make him an innovator of sound which empowers his work with a unique edge and stamping it with his signature sound. He affirms a closeness with his fans and often it's this connection with his supporters, that feeds his creative inspiration. 
Free from conformity and expectation, it’s safe to say that both his music and persona go totally against the grain. Soul Button's music is real, honest and genuine and sits neatly in the pocket of deep house, but it also merges on the outskirts of melodic techno too. 
Having now cemented himself firmly in the scene, his international exposure has sky rocketed and he's now touring on a regular basis, as well consistently releasing new work. ‘Shadows’ was his first EP for Steyoyoke way back in 2012, ‘In My Stride’ is definitely worth a mention as it still receives attention, ‘Play Again’ was another massive EP and more recently, ‘Swift Minds’, which has gained recognition from many high profile artists and was recently remixed by Solee and Aki Bergen. 
‘Inner Symphony’ happens to be his latest personal project, which has gained many followers since it started in 2014.


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EPISODE #053 BY ALEX KENNON

9/14/2015

Since childhood Alex Kennon has always been interested in music. Accordingly he started studying classical guitar when he was 6, and thanks to his father he approached the world from funky to the punk rock and electric rock. At 15 Alex started working in local radio, where began to lay the base of his own taste in the musical field.
In the beginning he got closer to house music and deep-tech sounds, afterwards he was influenced by acid and dub styles, and from artists such as Soul Capsule, Point G, Omar S and american old school. Alex soon joined several clubs as a DJ in Italy, and eventually in Ibiza, Switzerland, Germany, Romania, London and the rest of Europe , till Asia and Russia, and his reputation grew increasingly in size and importance.
He produces a kind of music whose style is difficult to define: he is still inspired by different genres and trends, but doesn’t adapt his style to a particular outline.
Alex’s music follows above all what his own feelings suggest to himself, for it is always in progress. In 2012 his name began to resonate on the island of Ibiza and he got his first show in one of the most important clubs in the world, Ushuaia Ibiza.
In 2015 he will join a party in Wmc Miami , alongside Kevin Saunderson, Todd Terry and Kenny Dope for the annual Pacha party , and he joins in Mamaia ( Romania) the Kudos Beach Fest.
In 2014 he joined the big opening party of Privilege Ibiza in front 9 thousand people and formed part of the famous party “Insane” at Pacha ibiza by John Digweed and Mk and also in 2015.
In these years he has shared the DJ booth with artists as John Digweed, Reboot, Kevin Saunderson, MANDY, Groove Armada,MK,Dj Sneak,SIS, Betoko, Ilario Alicante, Josh Wink, Tensnake , Dennis Ferrer, Rodriguez Jr, &me, Kellerkind,Karmon, NTFO, Atapy, Nakadia, Martin Eyerer, Debora De Luca, Eagles & Butterflies and many others. He has been released on labels as D-Floor, Snatch! off, Bondage Music, Wound Music, Metroklang records , Voltaire , Recycle records.



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EPISODE #052 BY NICOLA CALBI

3/03/2015

Born in Stigliano (MT) Around 13 he began to love music house, with the first music CDs that have given there to a great passion to many shades. From there the musical evolution has been very fast. Expanding its tastes and views thanks to the various exchanges of views with friends like Matthew DJ Ario Arienti, Florian Meindl, Martin Patino, Pascara Duah, Matthew Cabassi, Alli Borem, Fabio Outart, Manfredi Romano, Alex Picone and Ensemble for True Love name a few. Then grew up to the sound of Villalobos, Luciano and Loco Dice, you can buy a small console with whom he began playing in various friends' parties and after private. 
In the winter of 2011 ends his first release entitled "Santochirico" under the aka ONCE UPON A TIME Flash Records, a label owned by Florian Meindl. 
Later that same year always comes in a special various artist on Fontek records, label of Rimini managed by 'friend Matteo arienti (ary) Finally released in December 2012 with his first ep on galvanic rec called "SUB " which found numerous feedback for several Italian and international artists. Busy still on the front outputs from the individual and / or members Filippo Cattini and Daniele Trotta, in addition to this dance has a number of projects that will bring hope to have a successful career.


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EPISODE #051 BY 2 SIDES OF SOUL

2/23/2015

The two parts of "2 Sides of Soul" are, Giacomo Donati and Andrea Corbinelli. This project was created to give a voice to the two souls, James (DJ, producer, synth) and Andrea (deejay, producer, singer). The Italian duo born in 2012, and made his debut on the Italian label Lapsus Music property of Supernova. With this project, Giacomo and Andrea are hoping to give voices to their musical influences, ranging from rock to electronic, to the deep house music of these days. 2 Sides Of Soul are ready to give you everything that lives in their soul.



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EPISODE #050 BY DANNY RAMPLING

2/16/2015

Danny Rampling is one of the first Superstar Dj's. A true Pioneer and Visionary of the Dance Music scene that we know today. Through his legendary Acid House club Shoom in the 1980's, and his Radio shows with BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM, Danny became a catalyst that has helped to shape Dance Music and Radio for over 25 years, and has paved the way for the likes of David Guetta to be who they are today. 
Voted #1 Dj by DJ Magazine in their first ever top 100 poll ; MIx Mag/DMC World Awards : ''Best Radio DJ'' - 1992 ; Music Magazine : ''Outstanding Contribution to Dance Music Award'' - 1998 ; Ibiza Music Awards : ''Best Radio DJ'' and ''Outstanding Achievement Award'' - 2000 ; Ibiza Music Award : ''Lifetime Achievement'' - 2005 ; DJ Mag : Nominated for ''Best of British Outstanding Contribution Award'' - 2012 Danny Rampling has sold over a Million compilation albums, presented with an array of Gold Discs, is also regularly featured on TV documentaries for C4 National Geographic, BBC, MTV, and The Gadget Show for his music knowledge and expertise. He has become a household name in the UK and has become a brand unto himself - building an army of fans. 
Rampling was the mastermind behind adopting the Smiley Face logo to represent the Acid House / Rave movement, which has become one of the most recognisable symbols of Dance Music Culture we know today. His show ''Love Groove Dance Party'' on BBC Radio 1 ran for 7 years on a Saturday night in the UK, and attracted Millions of global listeners every weekend. 
Danny Rampling's radio presence was also instrumental in turning Kiss FM from a pirate radio station into the main player that it is today with his influence over Dance Music and changed the attitudes of young London in the 90's. 
Danny was the first British DJ to play at the Miami Winter Music Conference, and was one of the first DJ's to play in South Africa. With past Ibiza Residencies in Pacha, Amnesia, and Privilege, he has helped shape the Dance and Club scene on the island of ibiza and in the UK as we know it over the years. 
Danny Rampling remains at the forefront of the music industry with his International Dj tours. He is author to the best selling book '' Everything You Need To Know About DJing & Success'', has a Music Consultancy business providing music Soundtracks for Film, Fashion Shows, and releases complications under the name Rampling Digital through Mastermix. His American wife, Ilona Rampling, is also a long standing Dj and Music Producer, and they regularly perform together under their joint name Mr + Mrs Rampling, playing for A list events like Formula 1 and star studded private parties. 
They have also teamed up in the recording studio producing new music, which is set for an imminent release.


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EPISODE #049 BY ACIRNE

2/09/2015

Acirne's sound is not easy to pin down: rooted in the no-man’s-land between dancefloor functionality and home-listening ambience, sometimes with experimental psychedelia, other times with accessible melody. Her unconventional approach is reflected in her artist name: it’s her real name, Enrica, spelled backwards.


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EPISODE #048 BY CLAUDE MONNET

2/02/2015

The above words can be used to describe one of France’s most-revered house and electronic music DJ’s. From his inception into music at the tender young age of 16, where he learnt how to spin wax at landmark clubs such as Le Queen, Le Palace and Les Bains Douches, to currently touring the world from London to Singapore and beyond, Claude’s name has become synonymous with deep grooves and blissful beats – it’s all given an extra special, smooth French touch, keeping Claude’s trademark style firmly in tact.
His sober attitude and uncompromising love of music have allowed him to be recognized as one of the world's best DJ producers – this recognition propelled him into some of the largest electronic music events such as Ibiza's “French Revolution” with Daft Punk and Cassius in 1998 and the co-production of a 1998 Eiffel tower show with Jean-Michel Jarre in front of more than one million people (and subsequent Jarre's "Odyssey Through 02" album).
Nowadays, when he’s not travelling the world, dazzling the super cool crowd of The Rex in Paris, or caressing the crowds of Pacha and Amnesia in Ibiza, Claude keeps busy as a producer and record label boss. A man with a keen and clear vision, Claude set up labels SSOH and Analog, both focusing on different strands within the vast world of electronic music. 
Where Analog concentrates on Claude’s own masterful production skills as he weaves dreamy big room house, SSOH heads further into the underground, championing and supporting artists who are breaking entities and looking for a lift into the scene they so adore. Previous Frenchmen who have felt the golden Claude touch have been Parisian disco mainstay Dimitri From Paris, DJ Gregory, Llorca, Franck Roger, Rocco, David Duriez and Laurent Garnier. They are of course in the best hands when they approach the Godfather of the Parisian dance scene – he did of course discover the ever-popular popstar/producer Martin Solveig. Hell, Claude’s son even starred in the video for Martin’s smash hit single ‘C’est la vie’.
Claude’s music finds its roots heavily entrenched within a number of musical disciplines, each bleeding, melding and growing into one another. Detailed but eclectic, Claude’s music exploits the musical timbres and conventions of house, soul, disco and funk, extracting the best bits and mixing them with Latin and African beats, infused by a warm energy akin to Detroit Techno. Keeping its identity firmly in the underground, whilst simultaneously experimenting with the hooks and pop conventions of more commercial Dance music, the beauty of Claude’s sound is it’s ability to sit comfortably between the underground and over-ground scenes – able to make each strand to come together and share inspiration, whilst he confidently forges his own unique sound and image somewhere between the two. A skill he has become an expert at, with over 20 years in the game, and his first production coming out in 1995, Claude’s integrity and ear for music are second to none.
Creating special events for international DJs such as Not2bad, Claude Monnet's passion always leads him to groundbreaking projects such as Back to Fundamentals, a mix of electronic music and urban art. 2010 and beyond is certainly no different – with a new initiative about to begin with the B2F project, keep your eyes peeled for a succession of EP releases from the stable, including a popular monthly podcast series, each month taking the listener through a delectable journey through house music and disco-tinged funk. Old and New, smooth and heavy and always on point, with a huge core fan base and a large, power-sharing focus of interactivity through street art competitions and initiatives, Claude’s B2F podcasts have become a benchmark for quality in the global scene. 
And so…with projects planned throughout 2010 and into 2011, two high quality and prolific labels, plus a third label / podcast / creative concept all set to gain even more pace, we invite you to dive in and discover as Claude extends the reach of his warm, thoughtfully crafted beats and uniquely creative approach on modern music. Claude Monnet. 20 years in the making…and still going strong.

 
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EPISODE #047 BY AKI BERGEN

1/26/2015

Aki Bergen, born Simone Bocchino, is the most notable alias of an Italian producer and DJ also known as Neuroxyde. Bergen has had a burning passion for techno since the age of 14 and in his long and storied career has sold hundreds of thousands of singles and has collaborated with artists of worldwide repute such as Shara Nelson of Massive Attack, Dubfire, D.O.N.S. and many more. A true master of his analogue gear, Aki has contributed an acclaimed pack of vintage hardware driven sounds and loops for producers encompassing everything from house to techno via electronica, such is his natural talent in the studio. 
The Aki Bergen alias is a deep house project that has seen the man produce for esteemed labels like 1 Trax, Great Stuff and Noir Recordings, amongst others. After first assuming the moniker, Aki Bergen found his tracks topping many Beatport charts, with his remix of Doomwork “Lost In Memory’ named the 2nd Best Deep House Track at the Beatport Awards in 2010. It wasn’t long before international stars like Danni Minogue, Ralphi Rosario, Oscar G, Milton Jackson and Goldfish all came calling for collaborations and remixes. Bergen has also run his own label since 2008. Entitled Neurotraxx, it continues to release a fresh line of underground house sounds from the likes of Jay West and Djuma Soundsytem, whilst Aki himself continues to play around the world at lauded clubs across North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.


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EPISODE #046 BY DIRTY CHANNELS

1/19/2015

Italian based djs and producers Dirty Channels are Simone & Leme. They started working together in the early 2008 when, after a long period as single djs, they discovered a great musical feeling. 
Their debut on the historic italian label Manocalda brought up their collaboration with Pastaboys and proved to be an essential introduction for these guys, with releases and remixes with various labels such as Rebirth, Reincarnation, Bcbtec... always supported by big international artists. 
Dirty Channels recently released for renowned labels like Jamie Jones' Hot Waves / Hot Creations, Josh Wink's Ovum and the LA based Culprit. 
Thanks to these tracks they climbed up Beatport and Resident Advisor charts, and they were included into playlists of top djs such as Pete Tong, Kerri Chandler, Maya Jane Coles, MK, Groove Armada and many others. 
Being heavily inspired by a lot of artists, Dirty Channels tracks are a unique mix of deep old school house, detroit techno, disco influenced jams, and classic grooves. 
The variety of musical influences turns into an eclectic dj set, never dull with a great charge perceived and loved by the floor. This is why they're playing in a lot of important European clubs and events. 
Dirty Channels are working on hot new productions forthe future, so stay tuned... the best is yet to come!



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EPISODE #045 BY WIKI

1/12/2015

Wiki represent the concept of deep, a totally personal conception that enlarges the classic concept of techno underground, becoming a meltin' pot between rhythmic percussion and melodical groove elements. After a year-long personal inspiration trip in Berlin, Wiki release his first work 'Stories' on compilation label Tivat Music, later on Sub_Urban V/A 'Puro_Urbano'. At the end of 2013 Wiki signed his first ep called 'Room 29 ep' with his friend Oneplus on Sub_Urban, which becomes support by artist like: Sasha, Soul Button, X-Press 2, Tim Green & other. Currently Wiki is resident dj for Puro_Group in Purobeach Toscana. His project focuses primarily on the desire to create something innovative.



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EPISODE #044 BY JOS & ELI

1/05/2015

Jos & Eli - Yossi Seluk and Eli Abutbul - are two 80′s born guys from Ashdod Israel. Since childhood they had a keen interest in music- Jos had a special touch with the keyboards and Eli was grooving with the drums.
Since they collaborated and started making music together – people knew their music would be hot and make waves!
After graduating high school and serving 3 years in the army Jos&Eli returned to their love of music. This time their focus was on the electronic genre – which took over the hottest clubs in Israel by the most popular artists globally.
Their journey began in 2013 with their first track titled “the beginning” on a minor dutch label. The track got a lot of praise which in turn gave Jos and Eli the confidence and drive to continue their journey in the music industry.
Recently, they have scaled up their music by releasing 10 tracks at various labels playing in the biggest clubs in Tel-Aviv and israel.
Jos&Eli are two motivated and talented individuals making unique sounds their in the electronic space and stay tuned as you will be hearing a lot more from them in the near future.



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